Why she wrote ( birthday poem for R)

Twenty- four reasons why she wrote

To use what was given
To become brave by being
brave
To reach silent men
To translate the rain
To impress unimpressible
women
To be dance on the wind
To rise from the fall
To control her descent
To break the cycle of
forsaking
To scream from other mouths
To hold light to the dark
To dream aloud
Because it was human
Because it was divine
To steal from
the thief
To occupy her pain
To escape the clock
To speak with the dead
To sing of the living
To get out of her head
To be other than they’d
named her
To leave the road
To become the river
To return what was owed

 

 

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